Police investigate attempted break-in at South Molton

Picture: Mark Atherton

Picture: Mark Atherton - Credit: Archant

Police are investigating an alleged attempted break-in in South Molton yesterday (Thursday).

A community alert said there was an attempt ‘by an unknown person’ to enter the porch of a property in Alexandra Terrace.

They were then disturbed and fled the scene.

The incident happened at around 2.40pm and the person is said to have fled with a pair of shoes.

Police are urging residents to check doors and windows are securely closed and locked.


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The occupant of the property, who wished to remain anonymous, contacted the Gazette to say her door had been insecure due to a medical condition.

She said: “I have Non Epileptic Attack Disorder (in other words I have seizures) and if I need to call for an ambulance then they need to be able to get into the house quickly and easily.

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“I am rectifying this by having a chain put on the door so burglars will be discouraged but paramedics could still get in to me.

“I just wanted to clarify why I keep doors unlocked and even slightly open, as people can be easy to shift blame onto the person saying it’s their fault and I feel that I should be able to leave my doors unlocked when I am home in the middle of the day.”

Anyone who has any information can contact police on 101 quoting CR-005286-19.

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